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Big Step For Quantum Teleportation Won't Bring ­S Any Closer to Star Trek. Here's Why


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Star Trek transporter

Sorry, physicists' technique of quantum teleportation doesn't get us any closer to traveling by transporter.

Credit: Paramount Television/The Kobal Collection

Two teams have set new distance records for quantum teleportation: using the weirdness of quantum mechanics to instantly transfer the condition or "state" of one quantum particle to another one in a different location.

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